Monday, August 3, 2015
Vinegar and Marble Don’t Match: Have Marble Polishing Pros Handle It
A lot of people praise vinegar and its cleaning prowess, at times even being hailed as a “miracle cleaner.” Well, frankly, why wouldn’t it be? It’s all-natural and toxin-free, cheap, and above all, it cleans almost every surface like a charm. Now, the keyword here is almost. It was mentioned because, for all of vinegar’s cleaning charms, there are certain surfaces simply not meant to come into contact with it at any given time. Here are a few of them. Natural Stone Surfaces – Carolyn Forte, Good Housekeeping Research Institute’s resident expert, advocate against using vinegar in cleaning natural stone surfaces, such as marble, due to one reason: the acid in the substance can literally etch natural stone. In addition, vinegar can also cause natural stone surfaces to pit and corrode, according to the Marble Institute. In order to avoid this, cleaning marble is best left to marble polishing professionals or companies, like Brilliant Marble, Inc., which serves the Miami area.